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H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (277 plates in colour)
Published Nov 2018
Mycenaean Achaea; Mycenaean archaeology; Mycenaean bronzes; Mycenaean burial customs; Mycenaean chamber tombs; Mycenaean cremation; Mycenaean funerary architecture; Mycenaean postpalatial period; Mycenaean pottery; Mycenaean warrior elite; Italian imports; Warrior burials
Contributions by Photini J. P. McGeorge, Wiesław Więckowski
Presents the study of the finds from the Mycenaean cemetery of Clauss near Patras, carried out between 1988-1992 under the direction of Prof. Thanassis Papadopoulos. During the excavation project, fifteen chamber tombs were located and researched in detail, to be added to those already known from the pre-war excavations by Nikolaos Kyparissis.
Prologue by Professor Thanassis Papadopoulos; Preface – Acknowledgements; Introduction – The Methodology of Research; Chapter 1. The Mycenaean period in Achaea; Chapter 2. Description of tombs; Chapter 3. The setting and architecture of the tombs; Chapter 4. Catalogue of the finds from the cemetery; Chapter 5. The finds from the cemetery—analysis ; Chapter 6. Funerary customs in the cemetery; Chapter 7. The people and society of Clauss—overview and history of the cemetery ; Chapter 8. Bioarchaeological approach to the human remains from Clauss; Appendix. Tables of data; List of Figures; List of Tables; General Abbreviations ; Bibliography
As the primary publication… of archaeological data, this volume will quickly take its place as the repository and discussion of an important cemetery in the northwest Peloponnese, in a part of the Mycenaean world that never boasted a palatial center. The excellent illustrations will serve generations of scholars interested in various aspects of Mycenaean material culture.
John K. Papadopoulos, UCLA (Bryn Mawr Classical Review: http://www.bmcreview.org/2019/05/20190550.html)